QPR snap up Junior Hoilett

  • Last Updated: July 27 2012, 17:10 BST

Junior Hoilett has become the latest addition to QPR's growing squad after agreeing a four-year contract at Loftus Road.

Junior Hoilett: Signs four-year deal at Loftus Road

The 22-year-old Canadian free agent, whose deal at Blackburn had expired, is the seventh new arrival as Rangers continue rebuilding.

Rob Green, Ryan Nelsen, Fabio Da Silva, Ji-Sung Park, Samba Diakite and Andy Johnson have already signed and Hoilett revealed his relationship with manager Mark Hughes convinced him to follow in their footsteps.

"The manager played a big part in my decision to come here," he told the club's official website, www.qpr.co.uk.

"He's someone I know well here having worked with him and his backroom team at Blackburn.

"I signed my first professional contract under him and I will always remember that and be grateful to him.

"Working under such a great manager will help me to develop my skills and further my career.

"QPR are a club that are certainly heading in the right direction."

Hoilett, an attacking midfielder, fired seven goals in a struggling Blackburn team that was relegated from the Barclays Premier League last season.

"Junior is a player I know very well. He was just a young boy trying to make his way in the game when I had him at Blackburn," Hughes said.

"It was difficult for him then because of work permit issues, but I had him training with the first team very early on because his talent was there for all to see.

"We knew then he was going to have a great future and he's showed that talent over the last few seasons at Ewood Park.

"He's a player that will enhance what we've got in the group and I'm delighted he's chosen to come to us."